J&K reports highest infections in 8 months; Witnessed three Covid-induced deaths and 4651 fresh cases

J&K reports highest infections in 8 months; Witnessed three Covid-induced deaths, 4651 fresh infections

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday saw three Covid-induced deaths and 4,651 fresh infections – reporting the highest daily surge after May 9. Kashmir valley witnessed the highest 957 cases in Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday witnessed three Covid-induced deaths and 4,651 fresh infections – reporting the highest daily surge after May 9. The active cases in the union territory reached 21,677 with over 20,300 active cases added in January so far. On December 31, the union territory had just 1,337 active cases. The officials said a record 74,772 tests…

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With huge spike of 1695 infections, J&K clocks highest daily Covid case count in 7 months

With huge spike of 1695 infections, J&K clocks highest daily Covid case count in 7 months

J&K reported the highest 438 cases in Jammu district followed by 320 cases in Srinagar, 250 in Kashmir’s northern district of Baramulla and 116 in Valley’s central district of Budgam Jammu and Kashmir saw another major spike in Covid cases after recording 1,695 fresh infections on Wednesday, highest daily count in over seven months. A death was also witnessed in Jammu division. The surge is 47% more than Tuesday’s 1,148 cases and 900% more than 169 cases on January 1. The last time the union territory had recorded such high daily…

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Fresh Covid cases breaches 1100 mark in J&K; 5 Samples test positive for Omicron

Covid cases breaches 1100 mark in J&K; 5 Samples test positive for Omicron

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded two deaths and 1,148 Covid cases, witnessing an increase of 62% than the previous day, an official health bulletin said. In comparison to January 1, when just 169 cases were detected, the surge is about 600%. Kashmir health officials informed that five cases of Omicron variant have been found in the Valley. The patients, whose samples were taken in December, have already recovered, they added. “Of the five, two are locals while three are tourists from outside,” said Dr. Talat Jabeen, epidemiologist and state…

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GoI opens Land, Housing in J&K to every citizen of India, Inks 39 MoUs worth ₹18,300 Cr with country’s real estate investors

Govt opens land, housing in J&K to every citizen of India, inks 39 MoUs worth ₹18,300 cr with country's real estate investors

Opposition parties have urged the government to focus on job creation rather than investment or selling land, given J&K is facing a massive unemployment crisis The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday opened the union territory to the country’s real estate investors by signing 39 MoUs worth ₹18,300 crores for the development of housing and commercial projects. Terming the signing of the MoUs at J&K Real Estate Summit here “historic”, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said it is a major step towards the transformation of the UT.  Addressing a press conference…

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Claims of normalcy contrary to ground situation, Article 370 taken away from J&K forcibly ‘Will Bring It Back’: Omar Abdullah

Claims of normalcy contrary to ground situation, Article 370 taken away from J&K forcibly 'Will Bring It Back': Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday vowed to bring back Article 370 which he claimed was forcibly taken away from the valley region. Addressing a crowd, the National Conference leader said he along with others will fight to gain the trust of the people, and then together knock the door of justice for the lost identity of Jammu and Kashmir. “Where are those facilities that the Indian government promised after the abrogation of article 370?” Omar Abdullah asked, underlining that the youth of Jammu and Kashmir were not receiving employment opportunities, and…

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Mehbooba Mufti stages protest at Jantar Mantar, says ‘Kashmir Is In Pain’

Mehbooba Mufti stages protest at Jantar Mantar, says 'Kashmir Is In Pain'

Kashmir in pain, alleges PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti alleges Kashmir is in pain and it has become a prison where people are not allowed to express themselves. Corruption is at its peak in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, local residents are being deprived of jobs, adds the PDP president. Claiming Kashmir is in pain, J&K’s ex-Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar to protest the alleged repression of UT people and demanded that the “killing of innocents be stopped immediately”. The PDP president said…

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Claims to justify abrogation of Article 370 by GoI proved wrong: Omar Abdullah

Claims to justify abrogation of Article 370 by GoI proved wrong: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah said claims made by the Central government to justify the abrogation of Article 370 proved to be wrong as Jammu and Kashmir still faces militancy, separatism, destruction, and injustice All claims made by the BJP-led Central government to justify the abrogation of Article 370 proved to be wrong as Jammu and Kashmir still face militancy, separatism, destruction, and injustice, National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said on Sunday. The former chief minister said militancy spread to even those areas, including summer capital Srinagar, which was declared militancy-free during…

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J&K reported 149 fresh Covid-19 infections and three deaths in the last 24 hours, officials asked to increase testing

J&K reported 149 fresh Covid-19 infections and three deaths in the last 24 hours, officials asked to increase testing

Jammu and Kashmir reported 149 fresh Covid-19 infections and three deaths in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Saturday. Of the total cases, 119 were reported from Kashmir valley and while the Jammu division saw 30 infections. All three fatalities were reported in the Kashmir division. Summer capital Srinagar had the highest number of cases at 42, followed by 23 cases in Baramulla and 19 in Budgam. As many as 16 districts saw single-digit or zero cases. Srinagar also has the highest number of active cases at 596 followed by…

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Amid stir, bodies of two civilians killed in Hyderpora encounter exhumed later buried in Srinagar

Amid stir, bodies of two civilians killed in Hyderpora encounter exhumed later buried in Srinagar

The bodies of Altaf Ahmad Bhat and Mudasir Gul were buried over 70km away in Handwara without the presence of their families after police claimed they were killed in crossfire during a gun battle in Srinagar’s Hyderpora. The Jammu and Kashmir administration late on Thursday exhumed the bodies of the two civilians killed in Monday’s gunfight in Srinagar and was set to hand them over to their families amid protests in the Valley, the Srinagar mayor said. Businessmen Altaf Ahmad Bhat and Mudasir Gul were killed along with two terrorists…

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Human Shield: Two ultras, house owner killed in Hyderpora gunfight

Two Ultras, a Civilian killed in Hyderpora encounter

Civilian killed during the encounter was used as “Human Shield” by the forces, claims family Two unidentified militants and a civilian were killed in an encounter between the ultras and security forces in the Hyderpora area of the city on Monday, officials said. The encounter broke out near a hospital here when security forces launched an anti-militancy operation, a police official said. He said two militants were killed in the gun battle, while a civilian also lost his life. The deceased civilian has been identified as a 44-year-old businessman, Mohammad…

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